Ever wondered what Vince earned for HIGNFY?

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2009

If so, then the Parliamentary Register of Members’ Interests is a must-read – though in fact Vince Cable’s articles for the Mail are a much better earner: CABLE, Dr. Vincent (Twickenham) Remunerated employment, office, profession etc Weekly column for Mail (…)

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BBC Question Time: open thread 12/3/09

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2009

Susan Kramer, Lib Dem MP for Richmond Park, former London mayoral candidate and anti-Heathrow campaigner, is the party’s representative on tonight’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm GMT). Susan will be joined on the panel by Labour’s health secretary (…)

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Lib Dem Cornwall council leader to quit

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2009

Under a somewhat misleading headline, Leader quits after critics’ abuse, the BBC reports: The leader of Cornwall County Council David Whalley is standing down as a councillor, complaining of personal attacks against him. Mr Whalley made the decision just weeks (…)

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Lib Dem councillor in 'Nazi outfit' row cleared

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, LDV highlighted the case of Sean Aspey, a Lib Dem councillor in Bridgend, who suddenly found himself caught in the headlights of the press after pictures showing him dressed as a Nazi for a fancy (…)

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Lib Dems reveal one playing field sold off every day last year

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2009

Ahh, the wonders of government spin… here’s a BBC report from yesterday: The Government is claiming greater success in its efforts to protect playing fields from developers. The latest figures show 97.5% of planning applications resulted in improved or protected (…)

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